New Awesomeness From Julian Lage: “Temple Steps”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:50:20pm

This is SOOO good. In the hands of master musicians, tempo and phrasing are malleable, within well defined limits.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 5:57:17pm

re: #166 austin_blue

Sure, I can criticize Berman on some of his claims.

For example, that fertilizer (by which he means nitrogen) needs natural gas to produce. He misses that fact that one can take electricity (from any source, say a windmill) and taking nitrogen from the air and ionizing it (with an arc) to combine with hydrogen to make ammonia.

But his point about the 18% of energy consumption being through electricity has an important aspect to it: projections (such as from the IEA that he shows) for decades to come still do not have that 18% being done by renewables.

So if the world can’t even get to 18% via renewables in the next few decades, how will it get to 100%?

And the energy demand is growing, which is why CO2 output levels are not decreasing significantly.

As much as I think wind and solar needs to be a national priority, I have no delusion that they can provide most of the energy we need by 2050.

Maybe by 2100 if there is enough will and technological breakthroughs.

Again: this is a global problem. Whatever we here in California do to stop our fossil fuel consumption is good for us but a tiny drop in the world. And sitting here in California I know I am dependent upon China and the so-called developing world to drive the world economy.

Berman’s point remains valid even if he may be too dismissive of renewables: the world is desperate for resources so if one is going into a geoscience profession you will be in demand if you do resource extraction.

And Berman’s point about international competition for resources shaping our world’s politics is still valid.

Electric cars don’t really solve that problem. They just move the problem around.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:01:18pm

From last thread:

re: #155 Romantic Heretic

My thought on looking at those photos was, “Christ. They’re so young.”

You make an excellent point.

Yes, they are indeed young. And wars are largely fought by what we consider children.

Professional armies keep soldiers somewhat longer than draftee armies.

But in WW2 the American private was drafted at 18 and in combat by 19. Their sergeants were early 20’s. If that. Lieutenants were 22 and captains mid 20’s. By age 30, combat soldiers were old men.

A critic made a memorable observation that as WW2 veterans aged, the average age of the soldiers in movies and tv shows also went up. No one liked to be reminded about how young they no longer were.

The American Historian Paul Fussel who was a combat veteran of WW2 wrote of his experiences in the book “The Boys’ Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945”.

To steal a phrase - I was a soldier once and young. I am neither now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:03:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:07:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:09:29pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:11:12pm

Speaking of long ago…

Oktoberfest is coming up soon. Along with memories of Kotzhügel.

Anyway, here are a couple of songs that were popular last century.

Youtube Video

While it is the entire point of the song, I will leave the backstory and storyline of this song to folks’ “Google-Fu”.

Youtube Video

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:11:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:12:13pm

saw those same moves in Kung Fu Panda

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BigPapa  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:13:30pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

This is SOOO good. In the hands of master musicians, tempo and phrasing are malleable, within well defined limits.

So much nuance and depth with a little fun mischief to spice it up. Just the way I like it.

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William Lewis  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:14:06pm

re: #3 ckkatz

To steal a phrase - I was a soldier once and young. I am neither now.

Truth. But it also reminds me of this…

Youtube Video

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:20:20pm
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A Cranky One  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:22:47pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:22:51pm

LOL

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A Cranky One  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:26:21pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

Edit. Sorry, but I needed to get TFGs out of my brain…

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darthstar  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:27:12pm

Listening to this now on Alexa… It’s pretty good.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:32:03pm

3/6 better than Friday’s utter failure:

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A Cranky One  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:33:11pm

I don’t wordle, so have this instead.

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TarHellion  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:37:06pm

Appalachian State pulls off the miracle finish. Might want to keep the volume low, as the radio announcers nearly break the sound system.

espn.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:42:43pm

re: #19 TarHellion

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:48:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:49:12pm

yeah, it’s a cult

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:49:25pm

re: #21 Dangerman

Backfired on him I think

So did the 20 “illegal” voters thing too

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TarHellion  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:51:59pm

The announcers, when you can understand them between screams, refer to it as The Miracle on the Mountain 2. The first one happened in 2002 when App State was still a I-AA program and fell behind Furman 15-14 with 7 seconds left. Furman opted to go for a 2-point conversion - but the pass was intercepted and returned for 2 points for App State, giving the Mountaineers a 16-15 lead and the win. Fun fact - the QB for Furman is Billy Napier, who is now the head coach at Florida.

Youtube Video

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:52:01pm
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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:53:13pm
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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:56:32pm

re: #23 Dangerman

Rando

It was always about performance not substance. He really screwed up though with this most recent stunt. Not only is it backfiring in Florida, which has a large and growing Venezuelan community, it’s also not playing well in Miami with the Cubano community either. That doesn’t even begin to get into his legal exposure for kidnapping and human smuggling. He might avoid a direct charge, but he’s still going to be investigated for conspiracy to commit and there’s no meaningful difference between conspiracy and actual kidnapping at the federal level.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:58:34pm

re: #27 Dangerman

Rando

Hopefully they work out whoever was filing the bogus paperwork for those refugees and some jerks lose their jobs.

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:59:21pm

It helps to put things in perspective

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 6:59:46pm

re: #29 Dangerman

Or

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:04:14pm
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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:06:54pm

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Dangerman  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:07:50pm

…and I’m out

Half marathon in the am

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Cheechako  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:12:15pm

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A Cranky One  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:12:25pm

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austin_blue  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:18:09pm

From upstairs:

re: #116 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

You are accusing him of something he did not state.

If you want to object to his points then fine, but watch the video and then point out where he goes wrong.

Again, his primary belief is unassailable - that life/economics is about energy.

Why did the GOP try to make hay over gasoline prices? Because GOP strategists know that gasoline prices motivate Americans to make noise.

And why did gasoline prices spike? There are several proximate reasons, the big one being Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but Berman points out that energy prices were already going up in, say, Europe.

In the past year or two there have been increasing noise being made in the wonk community over the problem of resources and international relations.

And as Berman points out, Putin is waging an energy war in order to weaken NATO countries.

Because our own interior political upheaval appears to be MAGA-idiots wanting to go back to the 17th century (I still expect someone to start saying they want witch trials) we take our eye off the global ball.

I too expect American lives to get even more difficult as we have to reckon our international dependence with the nativists idea of building a wall around the country and hiding our heads.

{{{so}}}

Okay, I’m a retired Professional Geoscientist, so let me take a swing at it:

He states that renewables will never supply more than 18% of total energy needs.

True/Not True/ or Needs Clarification?

Correct answer? Needs Clarification.

18% is the present mix of electricity in total energy consumption.

Can this be expanded? Of course it can. Could you use electricity to heat your house? Dry your clothes? Cook your food? Of course you can!

Can you improve battery density so that that it can support long distance transportation? Of course you can! It’s just a science/logistics problem.

Are you familiar with A Better Way? It’s was an Israeli concept that posited battery stations instead of gas stations, where a standardized battery, agreed upon as an industry standard could be swapped out in less than a minute with the nearly-spent being transported to a rack for recharge.

That’s at least a decade old and got shut down by Shell, BP, and Elf/Aquitane.

Could it work? Of course it could! They had built a demonstrator station where the time to switch out a used battery for a new one was less than 45 seconds. So if you could replace all of that with all of that with renewables, are we still looking at 18%? Of course not.

Please discuss.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:20:35pm

re: #36 austin_blue

See post number 2 in this thread.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:22:58pm

This is a very good article examining the flaws in the NY Times portrayal of the Hasidic community:

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:32:49pm

re: #3 ckkatz

From last thread:

You make an excellent point.

Yes, they are indeed young. And wars are largely fought by what we consider children.

Professional armies keep soldiers somewhat longer than draftee armies.

But in WW2 the American private was drafted at 18 and in combat by 19. Their sergeants were early 20’s. If that. Lieutenants were 22 and captains mid 20’s. By age 30, combat soldiers were old men.

A critic made a memorable observation that as WW2 veterans aged, the average age of the soldiers in movies and tv shows also went up. No one liked to be reminded about how young they no longer were.

The American Historian Paul Fussel who was a combat veteran of WW2 wrote of his experiences in the book “The Boys’ Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe, 1944-1945”.

To steal a phrase - I was a soldier once and young. I am neither now.

But according to Paul Hardcastle (quoting/sound bite from Walter Cronkite), in WWII the average age of the combat soldier was 26. In Vietnam, he was 19.

Youtube Video

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austin_blue  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:35:28pm

re: #37 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

See post number 2 in this thread.

You didn’t read my post, did you? The idea that 18% of energy generation is the max that will be possible for the foreseeable future is just as stupid as a box of rocks.

Scotland, with wind power and battery storage, is producing 115% of its total energy requirements with renewables right fucking now.

Not 18%, 115% percent. They are selling the bonus to the UK at a a handsome profit.

Does this mean Scotland isn’t using fossil fuels? Of course not. But right now, it doesn’t *need* any fossil fuels. If the energy economy of Scotland went full-on renewable tomorrow, they would have all the juice they need.

This is really important to realize, and makes the 18% a laughably tiny cap.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:36:20pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:42:44pm

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

Unfortunately, Vance is leading in the polls. Sigh.

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William Lewis  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:43:20pm

re: #38 The Pie Overlord!

This is a very good article examining the flaws in the NY Times portrayal of the Hasidic community:

Thank you for the link. For someone like me with a relatively limited knowledge of Jewish, much less Hasidic, culture that was a very helpful and educational article.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:51:24pm
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TarHellion  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:53:33pm

re: #42 Patricia Kayden

Fivethirtyeight, for what it is worth, still reflects a dead heat. Ryan seems to have been doing the right things, but Ohio is just a tougher get now.

Surprised that Beasley is close here in NC, though all the ads I see are from Budd. And he still hasn’t pulled the race card, yet.

Pull off a win in WI, OH, or NC - and the makeup of the 2023 Senate looks a lot better.

I just want Dems to run ads saying, “Republicans want to mandate your health care, or face prison.”

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A Cranky One  Sep 17, 2022 • 7:55:53pm

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:04:35pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:05:54pm

re: #45 TarHellion

Fivethirtyeight, for what it is worth, still reflects a dead heat. Ryan seems to have been doing the right things, but Ohio is just a tougher get now.

Surprised that Beasley is close here in NC, though all the ads I see are from Budd. And he still hasn’t pulled the race card, yet.

Pull off a win in WI, OH, or NC - and the makeup of the 2023 Senate looks a lot better.

I just want Dems to run ads saying, “Republicans want to mandate your health care, or face prison.”

From my anecdotal viewing of campaign signs, ads, etc. in the area Oz is not even popular among the rabid GOP sort. However, he’ll get their votes since they are going to pull the lever for the (R) candidate in any case.

The only political ads I’m seeing are the ones that YouTube is forcing me to watch. They are the pretty standard drivel and usually being done by the various PACs. What I noticed a few elections back is that the various candidates generally don’t identify their party anymore. Even in the mailers that are starting to turn up. You have to go out and spend a bit of internet time to see what the affiliation of the various candidates are.*

* - Since the GOP has decided that party loyalty is their greatest priority I’ve vowed to never vote for one again.

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SerialUpDinger  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:10:28pm

Youtube Video

Some music for a Saturday night that you may have forgotten about?

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:29:16pm
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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:35:24pm
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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:35:55pm

The tongue.

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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:36:44pm

re: #51 jaunte

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Lion nip.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:43:19pm

re: #39 sagehen

But according to Paul Hardcastle (quoting/sound bite from Walter Cronkite), in WWII the average of the combat soldier was 26. In Vietnam, he was 19.

A few thoughts -

1. Paul Hardcastle is a British songwriter musician. Here is what the Wiki on “19” says:

The title “19” comes from the documentary’s narrative that the average age of an American combat soldier in the war was 19, as compared to 26 in World War II. This claim has since been disputed.Undisputed statistics do not exist, although Southeast Asia Combat Area Casualties Current File (CACCF), the source for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, shows a large number of deaths (38%) were ages 19 or 20. According to the same source, 23 is the average age at time of death (or time of declaration of death).

en.wikipedia.org

2. I understand that the average/mean age of the +58,000 servicemen listed on the Vietnam War memorial is ~22 years 9 months old.

3. I suspect that 26 might have been the mean age for all US service members in WW2. The US Army, in order to sustain a global effort consisted largely of non-combat soldiers. Even in the Infantry divisions, only 9,000 of the 14,000 soldiers were infantrymen who did the vast majority of fighting and dying.

4. There are lots of sources, many of whom disagree. My personal view would be, no matter how entertaining the song is, to discount the song’s lyrics as meticulous and authoritative statistics.

As always, ymmv.

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TarHellion  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:51:09pm

re: #51 jaunte

Sorry, but better him than moi doing that. Yeah, I know the females do the hunting. But you just never know when you might get a Scar, instead of a Mufasa.

Youtube Video

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:51:46pm

re: #51 jaunte

Heh, I don’t think that is the right career for me, thankyou…

By the way, Snopes gives the picture a rating of “True”

With the following caveat:

Trainer Alex Larenty gives Jamu the Lion a foot massage at the Lion Park on May 31, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Casting a spectacular image, Jamu the nine-year-old male lion enjoys his favourite game ‘This Little Piggy’ with fearless handler, Brit Alex Larenty, 50, from Chipping Norton.

Caught on camera in sunny South Africa last week, 250kg [551 lbs] Jamu looks like the cat who got the cream as he casually lies back and lets his keeper massage his gigantic paw. Alex, who emigrated to South Africa, is able to get incredibly close to the big cats he works with at The Lion Park near Johannesburg, through complete mutual trust. Having reared many from birth, he is able safely to walk into the middle of colossal Jamu’s pride and play games while surrounded by huge numbers of the massive predators.

While a stranger trying the same thing would end up as lunch for the animals, Alex uses his unique relationship to get close to the big cats he loves. He said: “I built up a relationship with Jamu through putting insect repellent onto him, which is necessary here to keep our animals protected from things like parasites. He eventually realised he liked being scratched and tickled and now his favourite game is ‘This Little Piggy’. He loves it’.”

snopes.com

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:53:06pm

re: #55 TarHellion

If I’m petting my cat and stop before she’s ready, she’ll claw me. I wouldn’t try it with a lion.

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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2022 • 8:56:30pm

re: #57 jaunte

If I’m petting my cat and stop before she’s ready, she’ll claw me. I wouldn’t try it with a lion.

One of mine does that. The other one has purred through an entire toenail clipping session.

Ed. to add: It only took 15 years of practice, about monthly.

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TarHellion  Sep 17, 2022 • 9:02:48pm

re: #39 sagehen

Remember the song as a high school kid but did not know it referred to the typical age of Vietnam vets until a few years later. Was born in 1967, and Mom always said she would have sent me to Canada if the war had gone on to the late 1970s.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 9:14:48pm

re: #40 austin_blue

Fine for Scotland.

But Scotland is an almost insignificantly small percent of the world population. And it has some of the best wind resources.

It’s the global scale of energy use which is the problem.

Also, even for Scotland, are you accruing to their energy budget:
- their cement consumption?
- their metals and plastic consumption?
- their food production?

Again, the problem is a global one.

Even here in California we will be able to produce all of our residential and business electricity via renewables within a few years, not including vehicle charging. If we include vehicle charging it will take longer but is a tractable problem.

But that is just a fraction of our total energy use.

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 9:15:42pm

As soon as I saw the lake depth in the second video I knew it was Manitoba.

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2022 • 9:27:34pm

re: #51 jaunte

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it’s Androcles!!

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Sep 17, 2022 • 9:28:29pm

re: #54 ckkatz

A few thoughts -

1. Paul Hardcastle is a British songwriter musician. Here is what the Wiki on “19” says:

en.wikipedia.org

2. I understand that the average/mean age of the +58,000 servicemen listed on the Vietnam War memorial is ~22 years 9 months old.

3. I suspect that 26 might have been the mean age for all US service members in WW2. The US Army, in order to sustain a global effort consisted largely of non-combat soldiers. Even in the Infantry divisions, only 9,000 of the 14,000 soldiers were infantrymen who did the vast majority of fighting and dying.

4. There are lots of sources, many of whom disagree. My personal view would be, no matter how entertaining the song is, to discount the song’s lyrics as meticulous and authoritative statistics.

As always, ymmv.

I was 22 years and 6 months old when I arrived in country.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 17, 2022 • 9:46:33pm
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A Cranky One  Sep 17, 2022 • 9:51:41pm

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Targetpractice  Sep 17, 2022 • 9:56:29pm

re: #64 DodgerFan1988

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But remember, we’re the “sheep.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:08:56pm

No guidance from Grunthos today …

But a 3

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TarHellion  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:10:03pm

A really solid analysis of where we are. From, of all things, the NYT.

yahoo.com

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:22:27pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:28:16pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:32:47pm

re: #70 ckkatz

Classic DARVO. Actually, the US will be destroyed IF the Republicans win.

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:34:11pm

Did you know that the World Cup will be held between our Thanksgiving up to a week before Christmas?

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:40:28pm

re: #72 Belafon

Did.you know that the World Cup will be held between our Thanksgiving up to a week before Christmas?

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Nope and I don’t care.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:43:48pm

Washington State suffering some major fires:

q13fox.com

The recent rain down here hopefully will help keep major fires at bay.

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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:45:36pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:47:15pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:51:00pm
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ckkatz  Sep 17, 2022 • 10:54:32pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:02:48pm

Remember that brief period back in the spring of 2017, when folks were sounding the alarms about all the nasty shit that Trump was gonna get up to in office, only to be told that such worries were unfounded and he’d end up another Dubya who’d be led around by handlers while Congress and the courts would blunt the worst of his ambitions?

Ah, memories.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:17:50pm

re: #70 ckkatz

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Targetpractice  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:26:35pm

What I see as the biggest danger to this nation is how the infotainment networks that laughably advertise themselves as “news” were visibly distraught when “boring” Joe Biden won in ‘20 and have been quietly nursing sets of massive blue balls waiting for the day when Donny would step up to the podium and announce that he’s running again so they can go back to broadcasting his every brain dropping on live TV under the excuse of “campaign coverage.”

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:29:34pm

So far the rain seems to be hitting a dry-line about 10 miles off the GG Bridge. The cloud layer is about 10-12k feet over my location. If we get more than a quarter inch this will be unusual.

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Captain Ron  Sep 17, 2022 • 11:39:49pm

This seems strange. There is only 1 military aircraft showing up in the US.

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sagehen  Sep 18, 2022 • 12:06:52am

re: #72 Belafon

Did you know that the World Cup will be held between our Thanksgiving up to a week before Christmas?

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I won’t watch because

1) Qatar, really? In a stadium built by slaves?

2) The American men aren’t even going to make the quarter finals. This is not our game.

3) It’s soccer. I mostly don’t care about soccer. Although the women’s team are warming me up to it, and I’ve been really enjoying “Welcome to Wrexham”.

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TarHellion  Sep 18, 2022 • 12:14:12am

re: #84 sagehen

Would be interesting if our best athletes were raised on soccer from birth. Kobe Bryant was a hell of a soccer player, due to his dad playing pro ball in Italy. Could you imagine LeBron James as a goalkeeper? And think if Larry Bird had learned to do all that he did, but instead utilized his feet or head,

We would be one of the top teams - along with Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy.

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wrenchwench  Sep 18, 2022 • 12:18:12am

I wordled my 90th 3.

Wordle 456 3/6*

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BigPapa  Sep 18, 2022 • 12:19:33am

Paul is a good follow. His PShop skillz are next level.

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Captain Ron  Sep 18, 2022 • 12:37:21am
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2022 • 1:10:34am
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, causing damage including derailed train carriages, and sparking tsunami warnings.

The weather bureau said the epicentre was in Taitung county, and followed a 6.4 magnitude temblor on Saturday evening in the same area, which caused no casualties. read more

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a magnitude 7.2 and at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

reuters.com

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2022 • 1:12:25am

re: #89 Dr Lizardo

More here: earthquake.usgs.gov

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2022 • 1:13:50am

re: #89 Dr Lizardo

Earthquake damage footage: Youtube Video

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ericblair  Sep 18, 2022 • 1:21:04am

re: #40 austin_blue

You didn’t read my post, did you? The idea that 18% of energy generation is the max that will be possible for the foreseeable future is just as stupid as a box of rocks.

Scotland, with wind power and battery storage, is producing 115% of its total energy requirements with renewables right fucking now.

Not 18%, 115% percent. They are selling the bonus to the UK at a a handsome profit.

Does this mean Scotland isn’t using fossil fuels? Of course not. But right now, it doesn’t *need* any fossil fuels. If the energy economy of Scotland went full-on renewable tomorrow, they would have all the juice they need.

This is really important to realize, and makes the 18% a laughably tiny cap.

A lot of doom and gloom predictions are based on an unexamined premise that people’s current behavior is absolutely fixed for some external reason, and isn’t just a reaction to the current availability and incentives.

I’m in Western Europe, and if you want a heat pump or solar cells installed you’ll be waiting months these days. This transition is happening now because not many people cared before that. Now that gas supply is threatened, the Netherlands (for example) reduced its residential gas usage by 25% without any planning whatsoever, and Mercedes in Germany has decided it can live with 50% of its previous usage without affecting production. That’s how much you can do in a few months with no planning, so start extrapolating that data.

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sagehen  Sep 18, 2022 • 1:47:21am

re: #85 TarHellion

Would be interesting if our best athletes were raised on soccer from birth. Kobe Bryant was a hell of a soccer player, due to his dad playing pro ball in Italy. Could you imagine LeBron James as a goalkeeper? And think if Larry Bird had learned to do all that he did, but instead utilized his feet or head,

We would be one of the top teams - along with Brazil, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy.

But that would be such a loss to basketball. The tradeoff just isn’t worth it.

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Targetpractice  Sep 18, 2022 • 1:54:06am
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ericblair  Sep 18, 2022 • 2:01:29am

For everybody following the whole AI art thing, this is a very weird artifact of it. I smell Netflix horror movie fuel.

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Targetpractice  Sep 18, 2022 • 2:03:27am

re: #95 ericblair

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For everybody following the whole AI art thing, this is a very weird artifact of it. I smell Netflix horror movie fuel.

Future SCP entry right there.

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ericblair  Sep 18, 2022 • 2:08:55am

re: #96 Targetpractice

The whole thing is seriously weird. Honestly, trigger warning on the tweet thread if horror movies freak you out.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2022 • 2:33:55am

re: #95 ericblair

re: #96 Targetpractice

I think that AI has been watching a bit too much J-Horror and K-Horror.

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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2022 • 2:34:31am

Today is the Scottish half marathon.
Niece 1 has been training for it.
Shes registered here as Superspy, but rarely posts.

It’s an 11am start.
I’m running in sync from sofla, so off in a few.

Her first race, her first half.
She’s gonna have great race.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2022 • 3:45:03am

The Commanders running for US Senate are putting the wives into commercials to try to soften their images with women voters. No matter what they say, they all still intend to turn American women into handmaids, Under His Eye.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2022 • 3:54:20am

Good to see that the European Commission will use qualified majority on whether to approve/reject the suspension in one month’s time. As the Tweet notes, qualified majority means that Poland and/or Hungary cannot use their veto power to block it from moving forward if the EC decides to do so.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2022 • 3:57:59am

re: #101 Dr Lizardo

Good to see that the European Commission will use qualified majority on whether to approve/reject the suspension in one month’s time. As the Tweet notes, qualified majority means that Poland and/or Hungary cannot use their veto power to block it from moving forward if the EC decides to do so.

It’s good to see Europe fighting back now, as Italy is on the verge of going fascist again. Unfortunately, few who lived through the disaster of Mussolini’s dictatorship remain.

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2022 • 4:01:15am

re: #100 No Malarkey!

The Commanders running for US Senate are putting the wives into commercials to try to soften their images with women voters. No matter what they say, they all still intend to turn American women into handmaids, Under His Eye.

It would be really cool if Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski made a commercial “endorsing” GOP candidates.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2022 • 4:25:34am
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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 4:25:40am

Back to par 4/6

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No Malarkey!  Sep 18, 2022 • 4:29:49am

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

A movement of sexual predators and grifters.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 18, 2022 • 4:34:33am

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good Morning!

Insert “Bowel” where appropriate.

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jeffreyw  Sep 18, 2022 • 4:40:43am

Good morning!

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steve_davis  Sep 18, 2022 • 5:11:50am

re: #56 ckkatz

Heh, I don’t think that is the right career for me, thankyou…

By the way, Snopes gives the picture a rating of “True”

With the following caveat:

snopes.com

Yep. Jesse trusts me enough to where if she’s sleeping in my lap, she’ll push a back foot into a hand, if one is available. Gives me a chance to give her a little pawdicure with the nail clippers. If she’s sleeping, the sound of the clippers will sometimes cause her eyes to open. “What the hell was that? Something just went pling! while I was sleeping….”

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steve_davis  Sep 18, 2022 • 5:13:11am

re: #57 jaunte

If I’m petting my cat and stop before she’s ready, she’ll claw me. I wouldn’t try it with a lion.

Mine gets so disappointed if I’m done before she is. She doesn’t really claw me, but she’ll give a meow of real betrayal, and then bat at me with a paw.

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steve_davis  Sep 18, 2022 • 5:24:31am

re: #75 ckkatz

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the good news….there just honestly aren’t that many of them. The Republican party holds inordinate sway in this country because of things the founders couldn’t have envisioned—like some Republicans during the glorious Gilded Age of Republican dominance making South and North Dakota two states, or the inability of government to balance the interests of millions of city-dwellers against empty prairie land. (Of course, that may also have been a feature rather than a bug: the founders lived in a time when “property” meant land, not lots of money in a retirement fund somewhere). The reality is, though, that any civil war would be short and brutal. Most people are not actually disgusting, morally/spiritually empty cretins, but modern media enables the ones who are to congregate at these Trump events like blue-haired grannys at a wrestling cage match.

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Ming5000  Sep 18, 2022 • 5:27:29am

Speaking of handling our feline friends:

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2022 • 5:31:02am
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TarHellion  Sep 18, 2022 • 5:48:50am

No Hail Mary pass needed when it comes to Wordling another birbie! Almost snagged the eagle but changed what would have the correct guess at the last second. Mmm, thick-cut bacon is cooking up, Netflix with MrsTarH to follow, then a bit of NFL action. Take care out there, folks!

Wordle 456 3/6

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 18, 2022 • 5:55:06am

re: #114 TarHellion

No Hail Mary pass needed when it comes to Wordling another birbie! Almost snagged the eagle but changed what would have the correct guess at the last second. Mmm, thick-cut bacon is cooking up, Netflix with MrsTarH to follow, then a bit of NFL action. Take care out there, folks!

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3/6 here also

Wordle 456 3/6

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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2022 • 5:55:44am

re: #99 Dangerman

Today is the Scottish half marathon.
Niece 1 has been training for it.
Shes registered here as Superspy, but rarely posts.

It’s an 11am start.
I’m running in sync from sofla, so off in a few.

Her first race, her first half.
She’s gonna have great race.

And she did it!

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The Squire of Logos  Sep 18, 2022 • 6:04:17am

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

If Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows are part of the “intellectual architecture” of their movement, the GQP now lives in a tar paper shack with a tin roof… rusted.

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HRH Stanley Sea  Sep 18, 2022 • 6:06:54am

🌳s all around.

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steve_davis  Sep 18, 2022 • 6:10:31am

re: #95 ericblair

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For everybody following the whole AI art thing, this is a very weird artifact of it. I smell Netflix horror movie fuel.

fuck that. made it about halfway through and decided I don’t need any more fever dream imagery than I already have preloaded.

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TarHellion  Sep 18, 2022 • 6:15:52am

re: #117 The Squire of Logos

Having talked with Mark Meadows on and off-the-record during his initial congressional run, I can assure you he is no intellectual. A Florida native who migrated to NC and set up a real estate development firm, Meadows is a congenial person when talking one on one. But my 6-year-old chihuahua has vastly more intellectual depth and curiosity. In so many ways, he was Trump’s perfect idiot to the end.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 6:31:18am
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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2022 • 6:45:06am

re: #121 The Pie Overlord!

Down that thread. ;-)

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wrenchwench  Sep 18, 2022 • 6:52:06am

A couple of weeks ago, I got the scale out and got on it. It said, ‘Lo’. I accepted that, and put it back in the box. (CR 2032. It’s on the list.)

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:02:38am

re: #121 The Pie Overlord!

I propose a trade-off. Red states can pack up and send immigrants to blue areas, and in return Red regions can pack up all the Karens and Incels and send them to red areas.

Deal?

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:04:20am

Footage of the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Taiwan:

Youtube Video

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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:12:04am

re: #124 Florida Panhandler

I propose a trade-off. Red states can pack up and send immigrants to blue areas, and in return Red regions can pack up all the Karens and Incels and send them to red areas.

Deal?

And books
We should send them books

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:12:49am

re: #126 Dangerman

And books
We should send them books

They’ll eat the covers off of them.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:15:23am

re: #125 Dr Lizardo

Regarding the Taiwan earthquake: USGS is showing a M6.5 pre-shock to the M6.9 main quake, separate by almost 17 hours. Kind of unusual.

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wrenchwench  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:16:20am

re: #125 Dr Lizardo

Footage of the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Taiwan:

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Video

USGS downgraded it to 6.9. They should include a factor for how long it shook. I’ve been in a 7.2, epicenter next county over, and what I saw on that video looked much worse.

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Dangerman  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:19:46am

When the queen was “on” she was very good

Youtube Video

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Acemarilllion  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:21:14am

re: #39 sagehen

But according to Paul Hardcastle (quoting/sound bite from Walter Cronkite), in WWII the average age of the combat soldier was 26. In Vietnam, he was 19.

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Video

I dont believe that’s Walter Cronkite. I sampled a bunch of ‘Nam documentaries for personal music production and there are some common narrators of that time period, this being one of them . Walter Cronkite never sounded like this, listen to him announce JFK’s death.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:24:15am

Nanmadol makes landfall in southern Kyushu, the island of Sakurajima being in the strongest winds on the east side of the eyewall:

Youtube Video

..

Sakurjima is a very active volcano. Given enough rain it is possible that landslides could occur, and that could then affect eruptions.

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wrenchwench  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:28:44am

re: #131 Acemarilllion

I dont believe that’s Walter Cronkite. I sampled a bunch of ‘Nam documentaries for personal music production and there are some common narrators of that time period, this being one of them . Walter Cronkite never sounded like this, listen to him announce JFK’s death.

I just listened to a little bit. It sounds more like Dick Cavett than Walter Cronkite.

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John Hughes  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:41:34am

re: #2 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

And the energy demand is growing, which is why CO2 output levels are not decreasing significantly.

Quibble. CO2 output levels are not decreasing at all.

CO2 emissions by year

That little downturn at the end is COVID-19.

I doubt that we want to rely on murdererous pandemics as the main technique for reducing CO2 emissions.

And, of course, reducing emissions is not enough.

(Reducing emissions does not reduce atmospheric CO2 concentration, it just slows the increase).

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:50:14am

This is breathtaking bullshit.

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A hollow voice says: Abort SCOTUS  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:52:30am

re: #108 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Western good morning!

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:57:53am
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Belafon  Sep 18, 2022 • 7:57:56am
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steve_davis  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:03:52am

re: #48 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

From my anecdotal viewing of campaign signs, ads, etc. in the area Oz is not even popular among the rabid GOP sort. However, he’ll get their votes since they are going to pull the lever for the (R) candidate in any case.

The only political ads I’m seeing are the ones that YouTube is forcing me to watch. They are the pretty standard drivel and usually being done by the various PACs. What I noticed a few elections back is that the various candidates generally don’t identify their party anymore. Even in the mailers that are starting to turn up. You have to go out and spend a bit of internet time to see what the affiliation of the various candidates are.*

* - Since the GOP has decided that party loyalty is their greatest priority I’ve vowed to never vote for one again.

I’m pretty sure republicans are going to face prison, whether or not they get to mandate our healthcare!

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:08:07am
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Belafon  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:20:16am

I first read it as artists, not arsonists:

Thinking about Biden talking to the families of the two people being held by Russia, including Griner, and him trying to figure out how to handle Russia:

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John Hughes  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:20:24am

re: #40 austin_blue

Scotland, with wind power and battery storage, is producing 115% of its total energy electricity requirements with renewables right fucking now.

.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:21:40am
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Belafon  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:21:56am

re: #140 DodgerFan1988

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Instead of Marjorie Three-Toes, we can call her Marjorie Three-Ks.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:23:10am

There weren’t a lot of choices. I just got unlucky.

Wordle 456 4/6

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:23:40am

This article includes the “Bothsides!” narrative that the NY Times for some reason forgot about.

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John Hughes  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:23:55am

re: #40 austin_blue

Oh, and batteries?

Scotland has recently installed two very large battery systems. 400MW each, with a capacity of 800MWHr each.

So they can keep the lights on for a windless period of… Two hours.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:27:00am

re: #147 John Hughes

Electricity supplied by wind and solar is tractable.

The real issue is the rest of modern life. All the stuff we use tend to exist only because of fossil fuels.

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:31:11am

re: #147 John Hughes

Oh, and batteries?

Scotland has recently installed two very large battery systems. 400MW each, with a capacity of 800MWHr each.

So they can keep the lights on for a windless period of… Two hours.

And they will never install any other batteries ever.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:33:06am

“and i see by your gravestone you were only nineteen
when you joined the great fallen in 1916
well i hope you died quick
and i hope you died clean
oh willy mcbride, was is it slow and obscene”

Youtube Video

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darthstar  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:34:07am

re: #147 John Hughes

I’ve been to Scotland. A windless period of two hours? I’m sure they happen.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:35:00am

re: #148 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Electricity supplied by wind and solar is tractable.

The real issue is the rest of modern life. All the stuff we use tend to exist only because of fossil fuels.

We may have to redesign the manufacture and operation of products, but what essential items can only be produced from fossil fuels, as opposed to other energy sources? As I said earlier, my knowledge of science is very limited — my background is math and statistics.

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:36:19am

re: #152 Hecuba’s daughter

We may have to redesign the manufacture and operation of products, but what essential items can only be produced from fossil fuels, as opposed to other energy sources? As I said earlier, my knowledge of science is very limited — my background is math and statistics.

I think they’re trying to point out that plastics and some other things are made from oil. Which is a different problem than the greenhouse gas problem from burning them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:37:07am

re: #72 Belafon

Did you know that the World Cup will be held between our Thanksgiving up to a week before Christmas?

As an immigrant in Europe, I even actually sort of paid attention to the European Cup and World Cup soccer matches out in the name of being socially integrated and out of solidarity with my adopted country.

Heck, I would even go out to a big screen viewing downtown or to the village hall to watch the game if it was a big match.

But this year I have a good reason to ignore it all.

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:41:01am

I do wonder what percentage of oil is used as a component of producing materials as compared to it being burnt for energy.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:41:07am

re: #152 Hecuba’s daughter

Cement production relies on fossil fuels (to reduce calcium carbonates to calcium oxide (lime)).

Metal ores are also reduced similarly.

A type of plastic was originally derived from urea but all plastics today are produced from fossil fuel (though there may be a few products made from bio-fuels?)

And the problem with electric cars is that the stuff of which they are made is still dependent upon fossil fuels.

And the battery problems are real, especially the need for resources that are high-energy consuming to produce.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:42:49am
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Belafon  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:43:07am

re: #96 Targetpractice

Future SCP entry right there.

An AI image generator, but they’re not sure if it’s predicting the future or creating it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:43:13am

re: #153 Belafon

I think they’re trying to point out that plastics and some other things are made from oil. Which is a different problem than the greenhouse gas problem from them.

What about bioplastics? Isn’t that a renewable (not necessarily carbon neutral) source of these products that can sooner (rather than later) replace fossil fuels?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:47:38am

re: #153 Belafon

I think they’re trying to point out that plastics and some other things are made from oil. Which is a different problem than the greenhouse gas problem from burning them.

And there are processes in place where some of the plastic precursors (propylene and ethylene) are being made from non-oil sources like sugarcane leftovers. Not price competitive yet with producing the same chemicals from oil or gas, but there is some long-term work being done with improving the process and capacity.

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John Hughes  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:48:20am

re: #151 darthstar

I’ve been to Scotland. A windless period of two hours? I’m sure they happen.

The longest period in recent years was about two weeks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:49:13am

re: #157 The Pie Overlord!

Why are Hasidic communities in particular being screwed so badly by all this bullshit?

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Belafon  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:51:07am

re: #159 Hecuba’s daughter

What about bioplastics? Isn’t that a renewable (not necessarily carbon neutral) source of these products that can sooner (rather than later) replace fossil fuels?

Possibly, but I dont think the problem is really acquiring oil for plastics, it’s that we produce a lot of disposable stuff and we don’t properly handle that.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:55:48am

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

Why are Hasidic communities in particular being screwed so badly by all this bullshit?

People need someone to “other” in order to feel better about themselves.

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lizardofid  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:57:09am

re: #163 Belafon

Possibly, but I dont think the problem is really acquiring oil for plastics, it’s that we produce a lot of disposable stuff and we don’t properly handle that.

There is the definition of of a “deep dive” on society.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2022 • 8:57:46am

A teacher friend of mine has to go back to work in about 10 days because the school wouldn’t give her a longer maternity leave.

Her baby is five weeks old.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:01:38am

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

Why are Hasidic communities in particular being screwed so badly by all this bullshit?

Look, here are a bunch of essays written by ACADEMIC EXPERTS ON THE HASIDIC COMMUNITY!!!!! Not one is even a member of our community. It is all stereotypical bullshit BECAUSE THEY ARE THE EXPERTS. What are we, fetuses (fetii?) that can’t even speak up for ourownselves?

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darthstar  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:02:21am

re: #161 John Hughes

The longest period in recent years was about two weeks.

So most of the time they’ll be able to cover their energy needs with wind, but there may be periods of a few hours to a few weeks where they need to pull from the grid. Still seems like a decent savings.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:02:38am

I’m sorry for sounding off here but I am feeling some kind of way.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:02:59am

re: #166 Eclectic Cyborg

A teacher friend of mine has to go back to work in about 10 days because the school wouldn’t give her a longer maternity leave.

Her baby is five weeks old.

Once a baby is born, it’s supposed to pull itself up by its own bootstraps.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:03:42am

re: #169 The Pie Overlord!

I’m sorry for sounding off here but I am feeling some kind of way.

Don’t apologize. We’re here to listen and empathize. I’m not Jewish, let alone Hasidic, so I can’t fully identify with the problem, but I still empathize.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:06:17am

re: #169 The Pie Overlord!

I do not blame you one bit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:07:08am

re: #170 Dopamine Fish

Once a baby is born, it’s supposed to pull itself up by its own bootstraps.

My sister-in-law, in Canada, also goes back to work next month after maternity leave.

My nephew was born in November of last year.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:08:28am

re: #166 Eclectic Cyborg

A teacher friend of mine has to go back to work in about 10 days because the school wouldn’t give her a longer maternity leave.

Her baby is five weeks old.

My guess is that like most communities there aren’t enough qualified teachers; so there is no one who can serve as a long term replacement.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:08:41am

re: #164 The Pie Overlord!

People need someone to “other” in order to feel better about themselves.

I find it very difficult to determine, sometimes, where the “othering” begins. I don’t “other” others and am not a fan of it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:10:21am

re: #175 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

I find it very difficult to determine, sometimes, where the “othering” begins. I don’t “other” others and am not a fan of it.

I do “other” those who support Trump or the Confederacy or white supremacy.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:10:45am

Here is the NYTimes back to “Bothsides!” when tricksy Juice are not involved.

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Semper Fi  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:13:28am

re: #174 Hecuba’s daughter

My guess is that like most communities there aren’t enough qualified teachers; so there is no one who can serve as a long term replacement.

I agree with that though I think Florida would like to consider “qualified” as meaning Republican.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:17:10am

re: #178 Semper Fi

Probably. Degrees do not mean anything to MAGAites. Just the party line.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:24:55am

re: #148 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Electricity supplied by wind and solar is tractable.

The real issue is the rest of modern life. All the stuff we use tend to exist only because of fossil fuels.

Lots of us still measure wealth and progress in terms of how many resources we consume, not the quality of life we create by consuming them.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:28:33am

re: #180 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Lots of us still measure wealth and progress in terms of how many resources we consume, not how well we consume them.

It’s simpler to measure quantity rather than quality. So wealth is based on how much someone has, rather than the true value of these possessions. Easier to measure money than wisdom or kindness or happiness.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:31:33am

re: #181 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s simpler to measure quantity rather than quality. So wealth is based on how much someone has, rather than the true value of these possessions. Easier to measure money than wisdom or kindness or happiness.

I recall how Pravda would publish annual production statistics for Soviet industry and they would proudly announce another increase in electronics production - as measured in tons.

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:31:45am

re: #169 The Pie Overlord!

I’m sorry for sounding off here but I am feeling some kind of way.

The disabled community knows all about “experts” who insist on speaking for us. Hasidics have a very familiar situation. “Nothing about us, without us!”

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mmmirele  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:31:50am

re: #164 The Pie Overlord!

People need someone to “other” in order to feel better about themselves.

But do you think it’s appropriate for state dollars to go to schools where the emphasis is on religious education at the expense of the secular education the money was intended for? I mean, I’m an equal opportunity offender here, I don’t want my tax dollars going to any religious school, and I don’t care if it’s a Christian school or one set up by the local coven. Here in AZ, we have had some REALLY SHADY SHIT* happen with tax dollars and religious (almost completely Christian) schools, but that’s just a piece of the craziness that is the almost unlimited looting of the state treasury by charter schools.

/sorry not sorry for going into a rant about how the GOP is trying to destroy public schools in AZ.

* like kids at one Christian school supposedly being signed up for secular online education, but the monies were diverted to the Christian school.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:35:40am

re: #183 Sherlock Hound

The disabled community knows all about “experts” who insist on speaking for us. Hasidics have a very familiar situation. “Nothing about us, without us!”

Like the old white dudes Fox News trots out as “Abortion experts”.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:37:55am

re: #183 Sherlock Hound

The disabled community knows all about “experts” who insist on speaking for us. Hasidics have a very familiar situation. “Nothing about us, without us!”

Autism is another area where that happens a lot.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:38:57am

re: #184 mmmirele

But do you think it’s appropriate for state dollars to go to schools where the emphasis is on religious education at the expense of the secular education the money was intended for? I mean, I’m an equal opportunity offender here, I don’t want my tax dollars going to any religious school, and I don’t care if it’s a Christian school or one set up by the local coven. Here in AZ, we have had some REALLY SHADY SHIT* happen with tax dollars and religious (almost completely Christian) schools, but that’s just a piece of the craziness that is the almost unlimited looting of the state treasury by charter schools.

/sorry not sorry for going into a rant about how the GOP is trying to destroy public schools in AZ.

* like kids at one Christian school supposedly being signed up for secular online education, but the monies were diverted to the Christian school.

The money is allocated for non-academic purposes like school lunch and transportation, not curricula. The yeshiva students receive about 10% of what public school students receive per pupil. You might think these kids should receive nothing but their parents pay taxes too.

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mmmirele  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:39:01am

re: #183 Sherlock Hound

The disabled community knows all about “experts” who insist on speaking for us. Hasidics have a very familiar situation. “Nothing about us, without us!”

The autism community in the USA is very, very tired of Autism Speaks dominating the discussion about autism in the USA. Autism Speaks comes from the perspective of people who see autism as a disease to be cured rather than part of neurodiversity. The organization is dominated by non-autistic people basically speaking over the lived experience of autistic people. In very recent years, Autism Speaks has tried to make it look like they’re actually taking into account autistic persons, but it’s still not an organization that represents what autistic persons want (as opposed to parents and educators).

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Sherlock Hound  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:39:46am

re: #186 Dopamine Fish

Autism is another area where that happens a lot.

Not that I would know this…/

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:39:54am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:42:27am

re: #188 mmmirele

Fucking THIS.

I have ADD. I do not “suffer” from ADD. I do not consider it a crutch or a liability or something that needs to be fixed.

My mind works differently from others. I accept that. I’ve learned good coping mechanisms for when I need them and I otherwise the condition is a beautiful part of who I am.

And fuck anyone who would think otherwise.

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mmmirele  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:44:17am

re: #187 The Pie Overlord!

The money is allocated for non-academic purposes like school lunch and transportation, not curricula. The yeshiva students receive about 10% of what public school students receive per pupil. You might think these kids should receive nothing but their parents pay taxes too.

OK, if it’s only 10 percent and for non-academic purposes, I’m better about it. But here in AZ, the government wants to give the whole ball of wax to these religious schools (and it’s a lot of money, something like $7k a student) and I’m opposed to it because I don’t think my tax dollars should go to religious schools in general.

And let me be clear, it’s not like I’m a super fan of public education. As a neurodiverse person, I had a HELL of a time in the public schools. I didn’t come into my own until I started (public) college. But the charter (allegedly public) schools and the religious schools can boot out anyone who doesn’t conform, which is not the case for public schools, which have to accept everyone. So, no, they wouldn’t have been a solution for me either. *sigh*

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:44:35am

re: #191 Eclectic Cyborg

As I always say whenever this conversation inevitably comes up, WE’RE NOT BROKEN. We’re just DIFFERENT. That the “normal” people can’t understand us is not our problem, it’s theirs. Besides, there’s no such thing as “normal”, when it comes to brains. We are all neurodivergent in some way.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:44:58am

re: #190 Eclectic Cyborg

It took them this long to figure that out. oy.

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mmmirele  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:48:37am

I know we’ve seen this clip several times already in this thread, but posting again because Prof. Perry studies religion and power and I thought his comment was insightful (if not unsettling).

I’d also note that Jr is working the sawdust trail with Mike Flynn with their Christopolitical meetings.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:48:59am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:49:14am

re: #164 The Pie Overlord!

People need someone to “other” in order to feel better about themselves.

Something I (and my Community) know very well.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:50:59am

re: #195 mmmirele

I know we’ve seen this clip several times already in this thread, but posting again because Prof. Perry studies religion and power and I thought his comment was insightful (if not unsettling).

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I’d also note that Jr is working the sawdust trail with Mike Flynn with their Christopolitical meetings.

I can’t stand to listen to TFG’s voice for longer than 2 seconds. I would rather push red-hot screwdrivers into my ears.

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wrenchwench  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:51:03am

re: #191 Eclectic Cyborg

Fucking THIS.

I have ADD. I do not “suffer” from ADD. I do not consider it a crutch or a liability or something that needs to be fixed.

My mind works differently from others. I accept that. I’ve learned good coping mechanisms for when I need them and I otherwise the condition is a beautiful part of who I am.

And fuck anyone who would think otherwise.

Mr. w liked to have things orderly. To the point of OCD, but he had a problem with it being called a ‘disorder’. The he would call it ‘CDO’, just to put it in alphabetical order.

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darthstar  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:51:55am

re: #195 mmmirele

I know we’ve seen this clip several times already in this thread, but posting again because Prof. Perry studies religion and power and I thought his comment was insightful (if not unsettling).

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I’d also note that Jr is working the sawdust trail with Mike Flynn with their Christopolitical meetings.

Okay - I listened to 15 seconds of it. No more than that. I personally think if it weren’t for social media his rallies would be non-existent.

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William Lewis  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:52:25am

re: #169 The Pie Overlord!

I’m sorry for sounding off here but I am feeling some kind of way.

As I said last night, I appreciate learning about this so that a can argue against it when I hear it.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:52:28am

re: #197 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Something I (and my Community) know very well.

Sometimes I feel like LGF is largely made up of “misfits” who have found common community in the fact that their respective groups are often persecuted, maligned, or misunderstood.

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darthstar  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:53:03am

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

Again - someone whose message would be a small background noise in one part of the country were it not for social media.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:53:28am

Zedushka was a teacher at a yeshiva school for 30 years. He taught religious studies and also math. He has a very simple suggestion for improving education:

PAY.
TEACHERS.
MORE.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:54:47am

re: #204 The Pie Overlord!

Communist.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:54:47am

re: #204 The Pie Overlord!

I agree. That is what my dad had been saying for over 40 years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:55:26am

re: #203 darthstar

Again - someone whose message would be a small background noise in one part of the country were it not for social media.

Sarah Palin was involved with these people even before she became mayor of Wasilla, and she’s still part of that movement.

It’s not so small these days.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:56:15am
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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:58:03am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sarah Palin was involved with these people even before she became mayor of Wasilla, and she’s still part of that movement.

It’s not so small these days.

The crazy beliefs are gaining traction among the right because it offers them comfort in a world that is passing them by, that there’s a supernatural explanation for the persecution they feel they’re suffering. There may be some vague sense that they’re buying into something utterly crazy, but it’s drowned out by the urgent need to protect themselves from the uncomfortable truth.

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The Pie Overlord!  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:59:15am

re: #205 Dopamine Fish

Communist.

inorite!

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wrenchwench  Sep 18, 2022 • 9:59:23am

re: #200 darthstar

Okay - I listened to 15 seconds of it. No more than that. I personally think if it weren’t for social media his rallies would be non-existent.

re: #203 darthstar

Again - someone whose message would be a small background noise in one part of the country were it not for social media.

If not for social media, there would be something else that was the latest and greatest. The printing press caused a lot of change. It’s a communications system with strengths and weaknesses. Twitter moved Black Lives Matter forward, IMHO. Use its strengths, overcome its weaknesses. And come up with the next thing. I think you’re helping…

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Florida Panhandler  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:00:21am

re: #178 Semper Fi

I agree with that though I think Florida would like to consider “qualified” as meaning Republican.

‘Qualified” candidates inside Iran will be the same sort of “qualified” candidates Red states have upon any USA breakup. That is to say, only Republican Party approved candidates need apply.

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A Cranky One  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:00:42am

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darthstar  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:05:35am
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darthstar  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:06:51am
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ericblair  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:06:55am

re: #202 Dopamine Fish

Sometimes I feel like LGF is largely made up of “misfits” who have found common community in the fact that their respective groups are often persecuted, maligned, or misunderstood.

Elite discourse is dominated by status-seeking extroverts, because they’re the ones who most want to dominate elite discourse, so it’s all the rest of it that get fed this crap on a constant basis.

So most of us have been told all our lives that you have to get out of your shell, out of your comfort zone, network and socialize with people you dislike, and in all ways “fit in”, because you have to be like them. And when COVID hit, and they had to act like introverts for the good of all, eh fuck that.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:10:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:11:42am

re: #217 Dopamine Fish

?!?

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:11:58am

re: #217 Dopamine Fish

They say gray cats are considered to be lucky.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:12:04am

re: #79 Targetpractice

Remember that brief period back in the spring of 2017, when folks were sounding the alarms about all the nasty shit that Trump was gonna get up to in office, only to be told that such worries were unfounded and he’d end up another Dubya who’d be led around by handlers while Congress and the courts would blunt the worst of his ambitions?

Ah, memories.

Good times…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:13:50am

re: #220 Ace Rothstein

All I ever said is that I do not find DT fit to hold public office, either in terms of character or experience. He has only reinforced that opinion with everything he said or did while Prez.

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Dopamine Fish  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:14:14am

re: #219 PhillyPretzel

They say gray cats are considered to be lucky.

It’s dangerous to go alone. Take this.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:17:25am

re: #221 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

All I ever said is that I do not find DT fit to hold public office, either in terms of character or experience. He has only reinforced that opinion with everything he has said or done while Prez.

He’s a fucking asshole.

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Jay C  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:22:30am

re: #221 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

All I ever said is that I do not find DT fit to hold public office, either in terms of character or experience. He has only reinforced that opinion with everything he has said or done while Prez.

Quite true, but then, he “pwns the libz” just by existing, so therefore, “qualified” in the minds (sic) of all too many folks in this country…..

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jaunte  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:24:44am
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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:33:25am

re: #63 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

I was 22 years and 6 months old when I arrived in country.

College and Flight School/Officers Basic?

Sounds like you were exactly in the middle of that demographic.
Glad you made it back!

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:39:51am

re: #80 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:39:58am

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

….It’s perpetually hilarious to me that *Donald Trump* is who they’ve landed on as their messiah. The weirdo cartoon character from New York. The talent bench was so desperately empty, they settled for this goofy self-satirical tabloid con-man…..

Trump is exactly the type of person who can attract a large following. Let’s not forget, per Ivana, that he studied Hitler’s speeches back when he could read. He modeled himself after one of the most vicious criminal leaders in modern history and demonstrated that was a powerful message in the hands of someone whose only goals were domination, wealth, and praise and who shares and can amplify the worst prejudices of a society. It certainly helped that NBC created a fictional version of him who was a brilliant businessman, but that would have meant nothing if he had not learned how to manipulate others from the master, Hitler.

He may have been astounded by how successful he was in promulgating his messages of hate; and we should really think what it says about human nature and our nation that we are so susceptible. Of course, we do need to remember that Hitler was inspired by Henry Ford and Jim Crow in designing the laws that governed his state. So maybe it’s some kind of feedback loop: our historic evil inspired Hitler who then inspired Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:40:07am

re: #224 Jay C

Quite true, but then, he “pwns the libz” just by existing, so therefore, “qualified” in the minds (sic) of all too many folks in this country…..

again, he managed to successfully market himself to these people as the anti-politician, the ultimate outsider, the means through which people can express their frustration and rage at the “political elites”.

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darthstar  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:46:43am

re: #219 PhillyPretzel

They say gray cats are considered to be lucky.

I don’t believe the cat was shipped in that can…just took up occupancy.

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ckkatz  Sep 18, 2022 • 10:53:17am

re: #230 darthstar

I don’t believe the cat was shipped in that can…just took up occupancy.

Yes, that appears to be the joke.

The can itself is labeled to have contained bullets for the Cold-War era AK-47. These cans were the standard Warsaw-Pact/Soviet way to store and transport that ammunition. In current US gun talk they are called “AK-47 Spam Cans”. A lot were imported into the US during the 1990s and very early 2000s. These days, a few occasionally show up in gun shows and stores. A quick google will probably give you more information than you would likely care to know.

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